After a record-setting year for lottery games, the Mega Millions jackpot once again inched closer to half a billion dollars.
WASHINGTON — Could we soon see another multi-billion dollar lottery jackpot?
The possibility is still far off, but the Mega Millions jackpot is inching higher and higher, quickly ending with half a billion dollars.
Tuesday’s $400 million jackpot winning numbers were 14-22-48-58-68, Mega Ball 6. Megaplier was 2X.
The cash option, which most winners choose, is over $216 million.
Players must match all five numbers and the golden Mega Ball number to win the jackpot. Players face astronomical odds to win the jackpot: 1 in 302.5 million.
If no one wins Tuesday’s jackpot, the grand prize will grow to an estimated $420 million, and Mega Millions players have a chance to win that prize on Friday.
The country has seen a record-setting year for lottery games, with many huge jackpots for both Mega Millions and Powerball.
After months of hype, a single Powerball ticket in California claimed a record $2.04 billion jackpot in November. The winners have yet to appear or be determined. California law requires winners to go public, but they have one year to do so.
Over the summer, a Mega Millions jackpot nearing a record $1.377 billion sent Americans into a lottery frenzy in July. An Illinois winner finally finished the run and matched all six numbers to take home the grand prize. The two came forward to request it, but chose to remain anonymous, which is allowed in Illinois but not in every state.
In October, the jackpot rose again to nearly half a billion dollars. Two ticket holders in california and Florida matched all six Mega Millions numbers, splitting an estimated $494 million prize between the two.
https://www.king5.com/article/news/nation-world/mega-millions-winning-numbers-december-13/507-fdb334cf-ac37-4732-8376-130ee6e5f40d Mega Millions winning numbers: Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022